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Arun Sreekumar

PhD Student in Business Administration


Educational Background

Post Grad. Diploma, Forest Management, Indian Institute of Forest Management, 2012
B.S. in Agriculture, Kerala Agricultural University, 2009

Positions Held

Graduate Research Asssistant, College of Business, University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign), 2016
Area Convenor & Associate Fellow, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi, 2012-2016
Visiting Graduate Scholar, Gund Institute of Ecological Economics, University of Vermont, 2011
Research Assistant, Kerala Agricultural University, 2009-2010

Recent Publications

Otnes, C. , Tuncay Zayer, L., Arias, R. , Sreekumar, -. Forthcoming. "The Roles of Extraordinary Beliefs in Consumer Rituals". Journal of the Association for Consumer Research

Viswanathan, M. , Sreekumar, -., Gau, R. 2018. Evolving and Expanding Marketing to Address Challenges and Opportunities in Subsistence Marketplaces: Looking Back and Forward . In Ramendra Singh (Ed.), Bottom of the Pyramid Marketing: Making, Shaping and Developing BOP Markets. Emerald Group Publishing, Ltd..

Viswanathan, M. , Sreekumar, -. 2017. Marketing and Poverty Alleviation: Synergizing Research, Education, and Outreach Through the Subsistence Marketplaces Approach.. Markets, Globalization & Development Review

Rehman, I., Sreekumar, -., Gill, B., Worrell, E. 2017. Accelerating access to energy services: Way forward. Advances in Climate Change Research, 8: 57-61

Honors and Awards

Zwisler Summer Fellowship, 2016-2017

Jagdish N. Sheth Doctoral Fellowship, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, 2016

Roll of Honour, The Energy and Resources Institute, 2015

Teaching and Research Interests

My research is motivated by the behavior of consumers in poverty settings. I study the impact of the natural correlates of poverty (such as financial constraints and economic uncertainty) on consumption behavior. I am interested in both qualitative and experimental research methods.